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Something of a revival of oral dastan-go’i is aamir now taking place, based on the performances of Mahmood Farooqui, Danish Husain, and their troupe sometimes including Naseeruddin Shah.

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Tilism-e Fitnah-e Nur-Afshan vol. Dastan-e Amir Hamza in nineteenth century The most widely circulated among the dastans in nineteenth century India was Dastan-e- Amir Hamza contributed by Abdullah Bilgrami and Ghalib Lakhnavi published by the endeavours of Munshi Naval Kishore in with which I am concerned.

The characters are so well depicted that you cant help having a cinema in your mind. Vikas Publishing House pvt ltd, For the compilers of this cycle, the historical existence of the Persian Empire was of importance…The Persian emperor is advised to get help from Mecca, and from then on the cycle concerns itself dasan the eclipse of Persian power and the rise of that of the Arabs.

He too traces the origin of dastan to be Iran: Oral narration of Dastan-e Amir Hamza was also a popular recreation in central and western South Asia and North Africa since medieval times. Sheik Sajjad Hosain in the preface to his translation of Dastan-e Amir Hamza also briefs us about the origins of the text: Web 18 Sep, For dastann background, here is a general overview of the Hamza tradition.

It was written something over two hundred years ago, but it is still famous and always will be. Dastangoi is the marker of oral narration.


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As soon as you want to nail the fact of a fiction it dodges, evades, and eludes you. Between them, these two manuscripts are the key works in the formation of the Mughal miniature style. Compared to Akbar’s Tutinamaa smaller commission begun and completed while the Hamzanama commission was in progress, the manuscript shows a much greater fusion of the styles of Indian and Persian miniatures. After Humayun, Akbar continued this work in his tenure.

Emtyaz Ahmad rated it it was amazing Feb 22, A Page from Akbar Nama Uses same medium. There is a parallel cycle of the nature of Amir Hamza in Arab with similarities of names and places like Anushirwan that corresponds to Nausheravan, the vizier Buzurjmihr who is synonymic to Buzurjmehr, the Persian capital Midan and also jinn of Jabal Qaf.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ali Jawad Zaidi talks of the tradition of hikayat in Urdu which is akin to fables and mythical stories. It was disseminated by folk storytellers and assimilated by individual authors and dastangos like Mahmud Jah, Amba Prasad Raza, Ghalib Lakhnavi etc in north India, particularly Lucknow, only to make them more popular and mesmerizing.

The story is also performed in Indonesian puppet theatrewhere it is called Wayang Menak. Asia and Europewhich showed its whole holding of the Hamzanama. What Sajjad Hosain is trying to say here has always been said by practicing dastangos repeatedly. Please bear with us while we finish locating and scanning these now rare and fragile volumes.

On a full moon night people gathered on the sand after dinner to listen to these stories. Mahabharata was narrated first by Vaishampayana, then Ugrashrava Lomaharshini, then Sanjaya was Vyasa. Arthur Compton Rickett asserts that the western epic poem Beowulf28too was recited orally by the minstrels to the soldiers who returned from a hard day and relaxed after dinner besides fire.


The Adventures from Dastan-e Amir Hamza”. Hamza has an eighteen year stay in Qaf while in this book it is twelve years. The Hamzanama was one of the earliest important commissions by the third Mughal emperor Akbar r.

The Adventures of Amir Hamza. Several other such literature and performances have been overshadowed today due to lack of awareness among readers and improper archiving. Therefore the National Gallery of Victoria is extremely fortunate to have this folio in its collection.

In this interviewFarooqui and Husain discuss their performance style. Sira was marked with biographical details to glorify the heroics of tribal warriors.

This is evident from such openings in the text as quoted from the translation below: Faced with neglect and systematic devaluation we now have very scanty evidence for the way in which these Dastans were compiled and performed. His equally exciting exploits and adventures were the source of many stories that could have been grafted onto the Arab Hamza, thus creating a super-hero who for being the uncle of the Holy Prophet was more acceptable. The contemporary dastangos have revived an art and a literature which was inevitably sinking.

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But this has not prevented writers from writing it down or storytellers from proud narrations. Chandrakanta bears the direct influence of dastans as witnessed in the case of eponymous protagonist Chandrakanta who is trapped in a tilism and the presence of notable ayyars.

Rather, given the implications of the theory of oral-formulaic composition and oral tradition, the question concerns how the poem is to be understood, and what sorts of interpretations are legitimate.

However, scholars such as D.